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Title: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN page)
Description/subject: Myanmar acceded to this treaty on 7 December 2011. It entered into force 30 days after. Myanmar's first report to the committee is due by December 2013.....The Convention in brief: Guiding Principles of the Convention... Entry into Force... Monitoring of Implementation... Conference of States parties... Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities... Convention & Optional Protocol Signatories & Ratification... Civil Society... Timeline of Convention Events... Frequently Asked Questions on the Convention... Negotiation Archives
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 30 June 2012


Individual Documents

Title: Inclusive education and children with disabilities in Yangon, Myanmar
Date of publication: March 2015
Description/subject: Executive summary: "Myanmar is a country which is undergoing significant political, social and economic change. The government of Myanmar has committed to widespread reforms, which in the education sector was spearheaded by a Comprehensive Education Sector Review (CESR) launched in 2012 and a new national Education Law which was passed by Parliament in 2014. Myanmar is a signatory to Education for All (EFA) and has ratified the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child (1989) and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006). There is a dearth of evidence about access of children with disabilities to education. There is also an emerging call particularly from civil society organizations in Myanmar, to create an education system that meets the needs of all children. Premised on the concept of inclusive education, this research aims to contribute towards the evidence base and inform the development of policy and practice. The research used a qualitative methodology and was conducted between July and December 2014 in 11 schools in Yangon, including seven regular schools, two special schools, one private international school and one monastic school. In addition to this 19 children with disabilities who were out-of-school and their parents were interviewed. The research involved 222 participants including children and young people with disabilities, their peers without disabilities at school, parents, teachers and principals. Overall the research found that whereas there was evidence of inclusive learning environments in some individual schools, there was limited evidence of inclusive learning environments in the regular schools that participated in the research. Although children with disabilities’ rights to education are protected through international instruments such as the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) and the Education for All agenda, there remain significant gaps in the ways in which these commitments have been translated into the everyday practice of schools in Yangon, Myanmar."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Eden Centre for Disabled Children via Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)
Format/size: pdf (778K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.themimu.info/sector/education
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/MIMU-2015-03-Inclusive_education_and_children_with_disabilities_...
Date of entry/update: 30 September 2015


Title: Inclusive education and children with disabilities in Yangon, Myanmar (Burmese - ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: March 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Eden Centre for Disabled Children via Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)
Format/size: pdf (12.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 September 2015


Title: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Date of publication: 13 December 2006
Description/subject: Myanmar acceded to this treaty on 7 December, 2011
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang...
Date of entry/update: 08 July 2014